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people are expressing support for freddie gray, a man that died in the custody of baltimore police. and they are speaking out about police brutality. we are expecting them to leave this current location of dillworth park, the big story on "action news" tonight is philadelphians gathering to express support in baltimore. "action news" reporter sara bloomquist is live at city hall, lets go first to reporter dann cuellar, who is among the crowd since this began. what is going on right now? >> reporter: jim, they are hearing a number of speakers, a crowd gathered on the northwest corner of city hall and they are denouncing police brutality and showing solidarity for baltimore
and freddie gray who died while in police custody. they want to stand up for the people of baltimore who are rising up against what they say are racist police and point to the high-profile killings of michael brown in ferguson missouri, and jerome reed killed in new jersey. they are standing with baltimore to show they are against racism of any type. pretty much peaceful demonstration, they intent to march here later and right now they are gathered making speeches and anyone can go up there and make a speech. this is the latest from city hall. i'm dann cuellar, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you dan. lets switch live to "action news" reporter sara bloomquist, what did organizers philly is baltimore hope to accomplish.
>> they hope to draw comparisons to the city of baltimore and philadelphia, and get attention when it comes to social issues especially employees community relations. lets go to the video here, the crowd is growing as the demonstration started an hour and a half ago and it is billed as philly is baltimore. they are aiming to show solidarity with baltimore and show similarities with the two cities and they are speaking out about other issues like unemployment and low wages. >> a lot of what is going on now is social change in the process and i feel like i need to support that, positive social change. i need to be a part of this, i care about my friends of african decent and i feel like what is happening to them in america with police brutality is
absolutely ridiculous. >> as we look back live they have assembled at dillworth park here on the plaza at city hall there is little police presence they have blocked on 15th street at jfk boulevard they are putting police cars into position so that may single to us that these demonstrators are about to be on the move than means delays and road closures throughout center city this evening. live in front of city hall, i'm sara bloomquist channel 6 "action news." >> sara thank you. >> only "action news" was there today as some pennsylvania state troopers, left to maintain peace in baltimore at the belmont barracks they are part of state police personnel to help with a state of emergency that is still active in baltimore. new jersey state lease already on the ground in baltimore will
stay there a while longer. their employment is extended until tuesday. there are breaking developments into the death of freddie gray, they are telling us that gray's fatal injuries happened in the police transport van and the medical examiner says the head injury matched the bolt in the back of the van. it's unclear why his head swlamed nootd side of vehicle. david muir will have more on today's developments from baltimore that is next on channel 6. the alleged hit and run driver struck and hit a temple student came forward today. david henry is live at park and diamond, the scene of the accident at the temple campus.
the student remains in critical condition and the hit and run driver that ran her down at this intersection has confessed but he has not been charged yesterday. >> he gave a statement and said he panicked because he only had a permit and left. >> rachel hall was rider her bike when she was hit last night and the driver stopped briefly and took off. late last night they got a call from the teen's father and found the car where it was parked. >> the car was called in by the owner, so everybody cooperated the owner and the owner's wife and the son cooperated. >> they say he turned himself in this morning, rachel hall is an honor student majoring in
criminal justice and is a goal keeper for the lacrosse team at temple. the police say that the driver that hit her would have been much better if he had stopped instead of running. >> the best thing is just to stop, in many crashes it's not always the driver's fault stop and pull over and call the police, and we'll do a report and probably won't get arrested if there is nothing wrong. >> these are tragic consequences for both and the young victim lying in critical condition just a week away from graduation and the young driver now looking at the possibility of a jail term. live in north philadelphia, david henry channel 6 "action news." >> thank you david. a camden county police officer rescued an infant left in a hot car this morning, the officer was working a detail at td bank, and she noticed that
the screaming babe and side of car was in a cvs parking lot next door, the officer had to break the window to get to the 4-month-old who was sweating profusely, the infant is okay tonight and officers arrested the mother she now faces charges of child endangerment. monsignor william lynn is back behind bars, a judge revoked his bail and ordered him back to jail. he was found guilty of child endangerment in 2012 and that was thrown out in appeals court and today they reinstated the conviction and lynn was on house arrest since january 2014. coming up on "action news" king kong is making a return to the jersey shore the new ride a nod to the sentimental favorite in north wildwood. >> i'm tracking a cool start to
there's over two hundred thousand students in philadelphia. jim kenney and tony williams are fighting over public schools versus charters. i think they're both wrong...it's making sure they all get a good education. teachers should have their contracts respected. they also should be held accountable. and it's wrong philadelphia gets less school funding than other parts of pennsylvania. i'll work with harrisburg to change that. but if they refuse i'll take them to federal court. as mayor i'll do what's right for them.
broad street is unclear at this point, well there they go they are traveling on to south broad street, what their destination is we don't know but we'll follow them as they make their way down south broad street and we'll go with them to where their destination will be. needless to say there will be traffic issues on south broad street as 500 to 600 people now make their way down the avenue of the arts. we'll be back in touch with them. a philadelphia police officer was injured in a crash in frankford this morning. the accident happened this morning at 6:30 at the 4700 block of takomacony street. police did not say what caused the car to ram a red minivan and the officer suffers minor injuries. the college has named its 17th president he is s. brock
dean of the school of economics and finance in clairemont, california. the father of four says he was drawn to the college's commitment to civic engagement. >> and guess who is coming back to the jersey shore this summer king kong is settling up and setting up residence at the pier in north wildwood. new jersey correspondent nora muchanic was there today. >> this giant gorilla started its day on the beach but he was not lying down for long, under the business eye of jack maury was hoisted to his new perch to the $6 million ride on the pier in wildwood. >> it's a significant wink back to the history of not just a great ride, the boardwalk is about these old classic aa
attractions. >> within you see it when you are a kid it's gigantic. >> people weighed in of what they wanted to see in the new kong, this is the result. including an i love wildwood t-shirt, with number 27 on his shirt the year the original kong came to the boardwalk and now kong holds the iconic wildwood tram cars in his grip. we are posting pictures of children and you can come down and see king kong and ride on king kong. they are very skated. >> cars will pin up into the air at 27 miles per hour and designing and building the new king kong is a three year project. >> this is as close to a real birth experience as a man can get. i feel like i am giving birth
the nfl draft tonight this kid used to play quarterback for the university of oregon is attracting a fair amount of attention. >> and reportedly chip kelly really wants this guy but chip kelly only has the 20th pick in round one and two hours from now marcus mariota will likely be off the board will the eagles be the team to jump to the top of the draft be one or two to get him. jaime apody is live with all the buzz. >> reporter: ducis the thing is reports are they are actually trying to do this. can they move from 20-2, that is crazy. we are hearing that the titans asking price is so high that potential suitors that san diego
has fallen off. the question is will tennessee drop the price tag or take mariota as the second pick. we know that kelly can do some unconventional things we have to wait and see as will kelly's players like the rest of us. >> anything can happen, if you go in thinking one thing and it's a sure thing, you might be disappointed and surprisingly very excited but who knows and that is fine. it's only going to be good for us. >> there are plenty other positions we have to go after as well. i'm sitting back with popcorn and watching like everybody else. >> get your popcorn ready says t.o.
>> a draft break down after "action news" at 11:00 only on channel 6. here is something interesting a local rabbi walked past me just a short time ago delivering fresh hallah to the war room up there, we know that chip kelly and his team will be blessed one way or the other. >> thank you so much jaime. >> chip kelly coached mariota in college and he feels mariota's familiarity with chip makes him an easy fit here. >> just the terminology and in philly they have adapted a little bit and tweaked it a little bit but any time you hear that word it triggers a picture in your mind, you have a chance to be successful. he will adapt wherever he is. >> to the phillies david buchanan may be ready for prime time but not at a matinee today
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chopper 6 continues its journey over center city philadelphia and so do members of philly is baltimore. they are now marching on locust street having turned on to locust from south broad street again we don't know what their final destination will be we also know that a smaller group of demonstrators actually went north and broad street where they will headed we don't know.
everything seems to be peaceful and in control with this demonstration in center city philadelphia tonight. lets get the latest from accuweather and meteorologist cecily tynan and a cool and cloudy start to may and it won't stay that way. good news for the weekend, stormtracker 6 live double scan showing there are showers west of the viewing area, the closest ones on lancaster moving to the west, just increasing clouds, looking live at the center city skyline and filtered sunshine on the clouds tonight and temperatures really drop and were quickly cooling off we reached a high of 72 degrees by this afternoon and down to 65 and now 61 degrees and feeling even cooler than that with a stiff east wind at 5 miles per hour millville 62 degrees and millville did see a shower and
trenton 57 and wilmington 64 and along the beaches, temperatures close to the ocean temperature 52 degrees and the boardwalk in atlantic city, 53 and that ocean will have a big influence in our weather tomorrow. satellite 6 along with action radar showing you see this swirl, an upper level low over the ohio valley this will be dropping down to the south and meet up with a surface low and form a coastal system but we won't get a direct hit with this, we get an easterly wind, and that pulls in the clouds and cool conditions and temperatures are dropping down into the 40s, a chilly night 48 in philadelphia and 48 in allentown and 46 in millville and 46 in trenton, lots of clouds and an isolated shower is possible this evening, most areas are dry, tomorrow not a horrible day lots of clouds and breaks of sunshine and not a lot of shower activity and scattered showers
north of philadelphia definitely on the cool side and 52, by 11:00 57 and by 5:00 62 degrees if you like things warm we will not stay on the cool side sunday through tuesday a bermuda high creating the heat pump out of the southwest. near 80 on sunday into the low 80s on monday and mid-80s on tuesday. the warmest weather so far this year. for the broad street run on sunday it's looking dry and warm for runners pretty nice conditions at 8:00 when the race starts mostly sunny and 58 degrees and warms up to 64 degrees by 9:30 and by 11:00 68 degrees and a tail wind light at 6 miles per hour, winds are not a factor in the race. have a good race, i'll be out there at the channel 6 water
stop at mile 7 cheering on the runners. a cool breeze tomorrow and mostly cloudy and a scattered shower is possible and 63 degrees and on saturday a quick turn around, lots of sunshine and a comfortable day, and great weather, for the union game and sunny and warm, and 78 degrees, you got it on monday, and tuesday feeling like summer 84 degrees, a bit on the muggy side and late in the day on tuesday night a cold front brought us showers and thunderstorms and that front stalls over us on wednesday and thursday and both days could have an afternoon shower or thunderstorm. one cool, cloudy day and big improvements over the weekend. finally today was the kickoff for the weekend thousands of young people were waiting for all year long. >> a competition called the national judge as association tournament of bands atlantic
coast indoor championships began today in wildwood more than 400 schools from throughout the country will compete over the next four days. abc's world news tonight with david muir is next on channel 6. "action news" continues at 10:00 on phl 17 with shirleen allicot, brian taff and ducis rogers. now thanks to crowd funding finding a cause to donate too is easier than ever before you need to watch my special consumer report protect your cash from crowd funding fraud. on "action news" at 11:00. for cecily tynan ducis rogers and the entire "action news" team, i'm jim gardner we hope you'll join us at 11:00.
breaking news from baltimore tonight. the secret police stop we never knew about. caught on a surveillance camera the suspect in leg irons in that police van. and now, a witness in the van reveals what he heard. and the protests from baltimore to philadelphia nearly 100 police officers now injured. authorities believe a deadly shark attack on an american beach. a 65-year-old woman swimming. and the new warnings up tonight. where they haven't seen great whites in 25 years. the manhunt. the shooter on an american highway. you'll hear from the driver who called 911, not realizing she'd been shot. the volcano erupting at this hour. our team, flying you right over it. and the tiger on the loose in the heartland. the american zoo and the scare today.